Having strong abdominal muscles is important for men and women alike, however it is especially important for women when they become pregnant. If your abdominal muscles are flabby it forces the back muscles to compensate by taking on extra work to support the spine. When you are pregnant and carrying extra weight the lower back is strained even more, so the stronger your … [Read more...] about Working Your Core During Pregnancy
These moves keep your tummy tight during pregnancy and give you a head start to regaining your abs post-pregnancy. Move 1: The Standing Crunch To do the standing crunch, start in a standing position with your feet hip-width apart, draw your bellybutton into your spine, tuck your pelvis slightly and bring the fingertips to your ears. Crunch forward and squeeze your … [Read more...] about 5 Best Ab Exercises for Expecting Moms
When it comes to working out, it's natural for pregnant moms to have questions and concerns. Don't sweat it! With these eight simple rules for hitting the gym, you can save the perspiration for your sports bra and enjoy being active even when you're expecting. Rule 1: Talk to Your Doctor Always check with your healthcare provider before beginning an exercise program. If … [Read more...] about 8 Simple Rules For a Safe Pregnancy Workout
Pregnancy is a full time job! If you've never been pregnant, you are probably thinking "Whats the big deal?" You get pregnant, wait 10 months and then you have a beautiful new baby. Well, for those of us who have been there and done that we know its a lot harder than that. You need to prepare your body for pregnancy. Its important to get plenty of rest, … [Read more...] about Move Of The Week: The Birthing Squat
As a fitness specialist, I'm often asked about how exercise effects breastfeeding, from milk production and babies' weight gain to whether the baby will accept the breast. There's been a lot of research done on this topic, and I've provided the answers to some of the most common questions I've received here: Does exercise affect milk supply or nutrient content? No. The majority … [Read more...] about Is It Ok To Exercise While Breastfeeding?